Easyjet's Fleet Continues To Grow

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Easyjet, the UK's first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) is nudging ever closer to becoming the UK's largest airline in terms of number of aircraft. Yesterday they received another brand-new A320 from the Airbus factory, their fifth this month. This takes their UK-based fleet up to 240 (133 A319s and 107 A320s) according to Aviation Week's Fleet Discovery database. 

Our data shows they have over 150 more A320CEOs and NEOs on order. They also have another 11 A319s and 15 A320s operating as Easyjet Switzerland, bringing their total to 266. By comparison, the UK's legacy flag carrier British Airways currently operates 269 aircraft, with around 70 aircraft on order for delivery in the next few years.

Easyjet began life in 1995 and is still based in Luton, north of London, with aircraft also based all around Europe. Originally it was an all-737 operation as seen here

But for many years now it's been an all-Airbus carrier. Here their latest orange A320 sits in their equally-orange hangar at Luton Airport, directly after arriving from the Airbus factory yesterday.

 

Photos: Nigel Howarth

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